Britain sees Russia as losing a third of its troops in Ukraine

Jakarta

The British Ministry of Defense assesses that Russia has lost a third of the ground troops deployed to Russia Ukraine. Russia has also failed to achieve substantial territorial gains.

“Despite initial small-scale progress, Russia has failed to achieve substantial territorial gains over the past month while maintaining a consistently high level of attrition,” the UK defense ministry said on Twitter.

Russia is now likely to suffer a loss of a third of the ground fighting force it did in February,” he continued.

Russia is also said to be unlikely to dramatically accelerate its progress over the next 30 days.

Its offensive in the Donbas region “has lost momentum and is far behind schedule”, British military intelligence said on Sunday.

Since the Russian invasion on February 24, the military Ukraine had forced Russian commanders to leave the capital Kyiv, before making rapid advances in the northeast and driving them out of the second largest city in Kharkiv.

A Ukrainian counteroffensive has also taken place near the Russian-held city of Izium, despite the military Ukraine reported on Sunday that Russian troops were advancing elsewhere in the Donbas region.

(dwia/dwia)

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